Ely and Newmarket Methodist Circuit

Alive in Christ - Worship, Mission, Service

  • Circuit Office
  • 31 Aspen Way
  • Soham
  • Cambridgeshire
  • CB7 5ZQ

01353 720347
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 Ely Methodist Church
A People Friendly Church

Ely Methodist Church

Ely Methodist Church, 13 – 15 Chapel Street, Ely, CB6 1AD
Ely Methodist Church is situated halfway down Chapel Street in Ely

Ely Methodist Church has a Victorian exterior but you will find a modern, light interior with comfortable seats and a warm welcome. The church can also be accessed from St. Mary’s Street car park via a gate in the rear wall. Here you will find our hall, modern kitchen and other rooms.
Our services are normally of the traditional style,
 accompanied by the organ, piano and occasionally guitar. They include twice monthly communion services and a monthly discussion service.
We hold a range of mid-week meetings with bible study, prayer groups, Wesley Guild, Thursday lunch and drop in coffee sessions.
We hold coffee mornings on the 4th Saturday in the month to support church funds, the current church charity and other charities.
A number of community groups also use our premises during the week;  
1st Ely Brownies, 3rd Ely Beavers and Cubs, Cruse Bereavement Care, Isle of Ely N.C.T. and Sing Together a community choir for those living with dementia and their carers & the Ely Dementia Café.

The Minister is Rev Colin Watkins   Tel;  01353  720347

Church Services

Sunday Services: 10.30am and 6.30pm

Communion services: 
2nd Sunday morning and 4th Sunday evening. 

A short service at 11:30 am on the third Thursday of the month is held for those living with dementia but is open to all.

To arrange Weddings and Baptisms please contact 
Rev Colin Watkins  

Children and Families

Children of all ages are welcome at our services. Our Children and Families Team hold regular events both at Church, at schools,
pre-schools and in the community. We are actively involved in the Ely College Chaplaincy Initiative. For any enquiries please contact our coordinator, Johanna Partridge, on 0791 2617135

Other Church Groups
Bible study group alternate Monday mornings 10.15 am – 11.30am

Prayer meeting alternate Monday evenings 7.00pm

Singing group Thursday evenings 7 pm

Wesley Guild alternate Friday evenings 7.30pm

Coffee club meets first and third Tuesdays 10.30 am -12.00

Open Fellowship - First Thursday of the month 2:30 - 4:00 pm

Thursday lunch - open to all 12 noon for 12.15 - Two courses for £5


Meetings Rooms:
Various Meetings Rooms are available to hire, please contact Mr & Mrs David Allen.  Email: bookings4emc@gmail.com or telephone 01353 662059 for details.

Are you bringing a coach party to Ely and looking to eat at a reasonable price, then please contact us.

Facilities available for people with disabilities:
We have a loop system  in the church and the hall and provide large print copies of the hymns when using the screen.

Ladies, gents and disabled with baby changing facilities.


Parking is available in St. Mary’s Street car park, which provides short term parking during Monday - Saturday with a 2 hour restriction (no restriction on Sundays)

Additional free parking is also available on Saturdays and Sundays at the East Cambridgeshire District Council offices in Nutholt Lane just 200 yards away.  (N.B. the maximum stay in this car park is 3 hours.)

Access for people with disabilities:
Wheelchair access from car park and from Chapel Street via side entrance.

Safeguarding Policies

 Click here for our Safeguarding Principles

Regular Community Groups and Activities

Sing Together - a singing and music making group for those living with dementia, memory loss and their carers .Most Monday mornings at 

10am. for details contact Kathryn 01353 662022

Dementia Café - 4th Tuesday of the month
Isle of Ely National Childbirth Trust - 1st Friday in the month 10 am 
Cruse Bereavement Care - 1st and 3rd Wednesday mornings in the month 

Brownies - Monday 6.00 pm (For more information visit the Girl Guides Website)
3rd Ely Beavers - Wednesday evening
3rd Ely Cubs - Wednesday evening

For more information visit www.elydistrictscouts.org.uk